Exhibition held on Vietnam’s ownership of Hoang Sa and Truong Sa

An ancient map showing Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelagos was connected with the islands off Central Vietnam is on display at the exhibition. (Photo: Vietnamplus)

Exhibits affirming Vietnam’s sovereignty over Truong Sa (Spratly) and Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelagos were showcased at an exhibition in central Nghe An province’s Vinh city on May 26. The display includes photos, documents, objects and nearly 100 maps, which were discovered earlier by both domestic and international researchers. The displayed materials are in Han (classical Chinese used in Vietnam), Nom (Vietnamese ideographic script), Vietnamese and French languages issued from … [Read more...]

Installation exhibition connects Vietnamese, French cultures

An installation exhibition themed "Information Transmitted by Horse Riding" by artist Trieu Tuan Long is set to get underway at the French Cultural Centre L' Espace in Hanoi from September 30 to October 26. At first glance, the exhibition is merely a herd of seven horses calmly grazing in a meadow. If one looks more closely, the horses are carefully crafted from Boi papers, a Vietnamese traditional material, and are covered with randomly arranged pictures conveying meaningful life … [Read more...]

French artist to open exhibition of cartoons in Hanoi

VietNamNet Bridge - French artist Gerald Gorridge will come back to Ha Noi in November with a new exhibition of cartoons featuring portraits of Vietnamese and French people. Manh Song (Pieces of Lives) is the fruit of collaboration between five Vietnamese and French artists. After Ha Noi, the exhibition will move to the Angouleme International Comics Festival in January 2014. Gorridge works at the Casterman Editions and has been teaching the art of drawing cartoons at the L'Ecole Superieure de … [Read more...]

Ho Chi Minh Museum Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh Museum or Uncle Ho's Museum is located on the junction of the Saigon River, near the end of Saigon's Nguyen Tat Thanh Street. This museum is popularly known as the Dragon House or Nha Rong Harbor. The architectural design of Saigon's Ho Chi Minh Museum represents a unique mix of traditional Vietnamese and French architectural style. For its spectacular architecture, the building of this museum is no doubt much more interesting than most of the items displayed inside the … [Read more...]

Art event merges French and VN cultures

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Esperantopolis- a multicultural art event merging the cultures of France and Vietnam will be held at 30 Pham Ngoc Thach Street in District 3 on June 24. The free multicultural art event will include various cultural activities like art installations, exhibitions, documentary films, music and fashion shows with participation of Vietnamese and French artists living and working in the country namely Sandrine Llouquet, Freddy Nadolny-Poustochkine, Hoang Duong Cam, Lucien Do, Khoa Le, Phan … [Read more...]

Vietnamese Modern Paintings – The Pioneers

Born in 1910 in Kien An Town, Hai Phong City, and died in 1994 in Hanoi.

By Quang Phong, Quang Viet and H.C. Vietnamismoving forward. The Vietnamese are not only looking ahead to their future, however, but also making an effort to sort out their past. Recently they have come to terms with the origin of their modern art. For many years, this has been a sensitive topic as Vietnamese modern art began as a joint product of French liberalism and Vietnamese traditionalism during a period of brutal French colonialism and strong Vietnamese patriotism. Before doi moi … [Read more...]